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National Parent Leadership Month February 2017!

National Parent Leadership Month is a time to raise awareness of the important role that parents play not only in the lives of their children but also in their communities. The OCAP is happy to share resources to help recognize and celebrate parents in your community! Click to view media kit resources . Check back often, we'll be posting more materials as they become available!

Meet Our Partners!

The Parent Leadership grant has been awarded to Lead 4 Tomorrow’s Family Hui Mainland program with the goal of providing training and technical assistance to empower parents so they may become leaders in their communities.
The Strategies grant has been awarded to The Child Abuse Prevention Center , The Children’s Bureau , and the San Diego State University Research Foundation Social Policy Institute . These organizations will work in collaboration to provide services to strengthen communities, organizations and families.
The Innovative Partnerships grant has been awarded to six Child Abuse Prevention Councils forming a regional collaborative in an effort to improve child abuse prevention outcomes and create prevention networks in their communities. The OCAP’s new funded partners are the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento , Casa of Mendocino and Lake Counties , Colusa County Community Advocates for Parents and Children , Contra Costa Child Abuse Prevention Council , Fresno Council on Child Abuse Prevention and Center for Family Strengthening .
The Community in Unity grant has been awarded to five organizations to implement a collective impact approach to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The recipients are UpValley Family Centers of Napa County , Colusa County Community Advocates for Parents & Children , the Health Care Foundation for Ventura County , the South Bay Center for Counseling , and the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center .

The OCAP Vision

No child suffers from abuse or neglect.

The OCAP Mission

To shape policy, build communities and empower families so that child abuse and neglect are prevented.

The OCAP Core Values

Quality: We support culturally responsive gold standard prevention services.
Strengthen Families: We respect and strengthen families through parent engagement in planning and problem solving.
Research driven: We promote rigorous, research based practice and policy development.
Engage stakeholders: We partner with stakeholders to guide prevention.
Engage Experts: We engage experts to provide the expertise needed for quality prevention design and outcomes.
Accountable: We model accountability, transparency and stewardship.
Outcomes focused: We use data and a focus on outcomes as guide to all of our work.
Innovative: We embrace technology and innovation.

 Learn more by viewing our Strategic Plan
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